Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday September 18, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team- Emboss Metal, Create a Steampunk Trunk Gift Box With Shellie


Thursday September 18, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team- Emboss Metal

Create a Steampunk Trunk Gift Box With Shellie
If you have teenagers in the house, then chances are you are familiar with the term Steampunk. In short, Steampunk is a literary genre and can be described as being inspired by 19th century industrial civilization, with elements of fantasy, and futuristic inventions. Think of Jules Verne. I was inspired to make this Steampunk Trunk gift box after I read a steam punk novel.

I created this Steampunk gift box using these Cricut cartridges: Box it Up, Robot Party, Ornamental Iron 2 and Sentimentals. I also used a free svg file, and an embossing folder.




Materials
Cricut Explore cutting system
Aluminum- I used pop cans
2 sheets of DCWV  black cardstock
1 sheet of  Hot off the Press crocodile specialty cardstock
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder
Glue of your choice


I started by cutting out a box from the Cricut cartridge "Box It Up" out of the black cardstock. There are many to choose from. I cut the box as large as I could, I wanted it big.  I cut the top out of the black crocodile cardstock.




I cut out everything except the box from aluminum pop cans. I used a free dragon svg file from openclipart.org.  I cut and embossed him using the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I imported the lock image from the Cricut cartridge Sentimentals. After I cut the lock, I embossed it using the score tool on the Explore.  I used a permanent marker to color the  lock gold. Note: Make sure your mat is super sticky and clean and the aluminum is secure or the aluminum will catch and tear on the blade as it cuts. 



Next, I cut out my gears using the Cricut Cartridge "Robot Party"



I welded the number 7 inside this gear and then embossed it with the same embossing folder as the dragon.



I then created the straps for the trunk by welding 3 images together.  In Cricut Design Space I inserted these images: a square, and from the Cricut "Ornamental Iron 2" cartridge the Fleur de Lys Ornament image, and the Iron Swirl Ornament. I then placed them on the square which I re-sized and then I welded them together.




And finally I laid everything out and glued it on the box! 



It's ready to fill with a surprise and give to someone special!
 Go On, Craft On!
Shellie

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